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Poster: dscott Date: Apr 27, 2009 7:42pm
Forum: etree Subject: Slow downloads?

Has anyone else found that downloads are agonizingly slow here lately? Speeds had been routinely several hundred kbps via my cable modem until this past weekend. Now, it's more like 20-40 kbps, i.e. dial-up speeds!

Maybe this has something to do with the "Dead" tour being so popular...

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Poster: greenone Date: Apr 27, 2009 8:08pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Slow downloads?

Depends on what server you're hitting...I was 200k+ on a Dead show earlier today so you probably just ran into a bottlenecked server...

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Poster: dscott Date: Apr 28, 2009 4:00am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Slow downloads?

That may be true, but last night I tried streaming from a variety of bands to test that same theory, only to find sluggishness at every turn.

This morning, I could barely even get band collections to open. Then, I logged off and logged back on. Since then, the very same bottlenecked downloads have been flying along.

While this series of events could be purely coincidental, it seems like my prior login had accumulated some sort of "baggage" which was slowing things down. Strange...

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Poster: Tyler Date: Apr 28, 2009 9:36am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Slow downloads?

I wouldn't be surprised if the new influx of The Dead caused a spike in bandwidth / popularity. the same thing happened with the GD section first opened in 2005...

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Poster: DEETS Date: Apr 28, 2009 12:35pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Slow downloads?

YES! It sucks and it BLOWS! WTF??? Please explain.